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Early Learning Lab at UNC

Welcome to the Early Learning Lab at UNC (PI: Dr. Kathryn Leech). We are located within the School of Education but collaborate with colleagues in Developmental Psychology, Linguistics, and Speech and Hearing Sciences.

Our research examines early childhood language and literacy development, with a specific focus on how children’s social interaction with caregivers supports these skills. Our research takes place in multiple contexts (e.g., mealtimes, book reading, museums, childcare settings) and includes mother-child and father-child interactions in families from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Recent Publications

  • Click here to read some of Dr. Leech’s recent work

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